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sarah wrote:
There's a garage right where the motorcycle shop was. I'm almost positive they rent spots by the month. Maybe you can ask if there is another motorcycle or scooter renting a spot who you can share with. That's what I did when I lived on the hill.

And no, I'm not dead! I was slogging away in school while working full time for the last year but am now free with nothing to do but work!
Really? OH, you mean the one behind that church!!! You're right! Great idea! I will give them a call. Where did you live on the hill?
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just saw your ride got popped on Lander with a ticket. So tell us how you feel about the MMs right now?
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just saw your ride got popped on Lander with a ticket. So tell us how you feel about the MMs right now?
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Yeah, pretty shitty. I parked at 11:32 in a 1 hour parking zone. Went to coffee at 12:25 on the scooter, came back at 12h35 and parked in the same spot, but about a foot away from the first place. Got a ticket at 1:07......for parking over 1 hour...but I was there for less than that. Contesting it.
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just tell them how you feel

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Contesting it.a.s.
I would expect nothing less. Hire a $1000/hr lawyer to fight a $15 parking ticket. It's the principle of the thing!
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i've decided to take this case pro boner-i mean bono

ive started canvasing for any witnesses

and my assistant is already preparing closing arguments

i think we can can win this adam

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Laughing emoticon nice one jimmy "master splinter", if u have a dead end with the case and need a consultant call me oke Razz emoticon
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Yeah, pretty shitty. I parked at 11:32 in a 1 hour parking zone. Went to coffee at 12:25 on the scooter, came back at 12h35 and parked in the same spot, but about a foot away from the first place. Got a ticket at 1:07......for parking over 1 hour...but I was there for less than that. Contesting it.
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Hope you saved that latte receipt.
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This is what Adam will get if he brings his bike to SOCAL !
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That whole fake ticket is deliciously evil
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How do I give ktm TWO thumbs up for the ticket?

I dunno about Seattle, but in most places moving from one spot to another in the same area does NOT extend the legal time limit for parking, even when you pay the meter. How do you expect a meter maid to believe that "I went for my tall skinny latte and came right back" stuff. Or a judge? Even if it happens to be true.

And Dude, if she DID see you come back and move it one foot, you should expect to be the meter maid's own personal bitch from now on.
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Take the ticket, pay the ticket, don't do it again unless you want another ticket.

Or you can try public transit.
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That's it! I'm calling my friend there in Seattle and tell her to be on the look out for your scooter. She's a meter maid.
And you thought I was kidding.
Wha ha ha.
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i logged in just to give ktm some karma!!!
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Cool guys. Yeah, a lawyer. Right. Every parking ticket I've ever received I've got off my record. Lawyers aren't allowed in a magistrate hearing, nor would I ever waste my time. Thanks.
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adam: pay the damn ticket. this is beyond frigging ridiculous.

ktm you are a bad bad person. you've earned a slap (bet you didn't know that moderators have a hidden 'slap' button )

everybody else: please play nice if you can. [*cough*]
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I got ticketed outside the dentist. I'd parked infront of a 4x4 just before the yellow lines. There was enough room behind the 4x4 for him to escape but he took the easy option. Moved my scoot forward onto the lines.
The cctv cameras dont go up that street so I bit the bullet, not after a bit of shouting and swearing, and payed it.
I now have my first ever ticket on the fridge door


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adam: pay the damn ticket. this is beyond frigging ridiculous.
[*cough*]
Why would I pay a ticket for parking in a spot for over an hour that I was only in for 42 minutes. And yes, I did save my coffee receipt...and I don't drink lattes...drip.
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Why would I pay a ticket for parking in a spot for over an hour that I was only in for 42 minutes. And yes, I did save my coffee receipt...and I don't drink lattes...drip.
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I hate to say this, but Mr. spx might be able to beat this ticket (though whether it's worth the time and energy is a different question).

Not sure what they do out there, but in other obsessive communities I have seen (including my own current self-infatuated burg), the traffic agents mark tires with chalk to be able to prove that they have not moved. This means in effect, that if you just want to feed the meter all day, all you need to do is roll the vehicle back and forth to move the line, and they can't get you (though they could get pissed off and stake you out...). If Seattle marks tires, and the meter maid did not mark yours, then she (he) is outside of protocol and it will be thrown out. Or she (he) could just lie, but that is risky, because you might produce some witness who SAW the meter maid not mark it.

So, with a story and a receipt you might just win. This time.

Good luck.

- Eric
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The thing is, I am not here trying to "beat the system", and when I get legit tickets, I pay them...the same day. It's when I get ticketed for something I didn't do, when I get pissed. The spot I was parked in was not metered...it was one of those "One Hour Parking, 7a-6p Unless you have XX Zone Permit. I was in my studio, and I saw the meter maid mark my tire at 12:00...so I knew I had an hour to leave it there, so I went to coffee at 12:25ish...and came back 10 min later and parked a few feet from where I was originally. THere is no way the tire mark survived a 20 block scoot...right? And the chances of me parking with that mark (if it somehow survived the drive) in the same place, seem pretty slim... Oh well, I'm sending in the ticket for a hearing...the courthouse is only 5 minutes from my work so it's no big hassle for me.
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adamspx wrote:
The thing is, I am not here trying to "beat the system", and when I get legit tickets, I pay them...
What are you - unAmerican?

We all know that if you weren't guilty, you wouldn't have gotten a ticket.

Are you trying to say the Police made a mistake?

That sort of sedition is not tolerable in a free country!

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Shhh, Big Brother is watching us...right now. 2+2 = 5
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got a 38 dollar ticket last night in my van on Queen Anne going to Roti. It was clearly no parking but had a hot date and could not keep her waiting.

It is amazing how helpful and understanding local magistrates are in Seattle, especially in a part called Ballard. Got out of many in my Suzuki 550.
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Hahah, I'm sure the Hot Date will be considered mitigating circumstances. Queen Anne is rough! Good luck!
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with these magistrates..hot date/coffee no diff, eh? Perhaps you could even incorporate the const. on 1st ave if it comes to it but doubt it.

Cupid made sure that when I saw the ticket that I didn't give a damn. MMs here are nazis but im guilty and busted and will pay up.
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Dont ask! You would be turning the gray area into black and white, if shes ignoring it now she doesnt want to go on the record telling you its okay..

Theres always the option of removing your license plate, uh some people even attach it with velcro for easy on and off
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